This "Caramel Maple Bacon Crack" or a.k.a. "Bacon Crack" is called such a name, because it is very addicting! This is the sort of sweet and salty combination I just love and it's so easy with 4 ingredients! This is perfect game day food and with the Super Bowl coming up, it's a must try! This would also be great for breakfast for brunch! Everybody loves this stuff! Here is what you will need:
1 lb. bacon
1 (8 oz.) can refrigerated crescent rolls ( you can use the non perforated sheet of crescent rolls dough also)
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Cook the bacon to just until it is almost crispy. This cooks more in the oven. I microwave mine, but however you usually cook your bacon is fine. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Line a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil. I prefer the nonstick Reynolds Wrap. Spray the foil with nonstick spray. Lay the crescent roll dough on the foil. Do not separate the rolls. If you are using the type with the holes in it, seal those together. Prick the dough all over with a fork. Drizzle half of the syrup over the dough. Chop the bacon in pieces and sprinkle evenly over the syrup. I keep the pieces bite sized.
Sprinkle half of the brown sugar over the bacon and then drizzle with the rest of the maple syrup. If you like a little spicy with your sweet and salty, sprinkle the top with just a pinch of cayenne pepper to your taste! This is totally option. It's great either way. Place in the 325 degree oven and bake for 25 minutes.
All to cool for about 10 minutes and then cut in pieces. I just cut along the lines of the individual rolls and the cut those pieces in about thirds.